JERUSALEM (RNS) The workshop on ritual purification of the body was part of an 18-day Israel-American study mission on Jewish burial practices and other aspects of death and dying.
Author Archives: Michele Chabin
About Michele Chabin
RNS Middle East correspondent Michele Chabin has covered events in the region for 18 years. In addition to her work at RNS, Chabin writes regularly for the New York Jewish Week and National Catholic Register and is a contributor to USA Today and numerous other publications. She has won several awards from the American Jewish Press Association for Jewish journalism (including one for a first-hand account of the evacuation of Jewish, Muslim and Christian residents from war-torn Sarajevo) as well as first-place honors from the Catholic Press Association. A graduate of Brandeis University, Chabin was awarded a British Chevening Scholarship and Press Fellowship at Cambridge University, England. The home she shared during the fellowship contained a Hindu, a Sikh, two Muslims, a Jew, an Orthodox Christian and a Catholic, “a harmony that deepened my love for religion-based reporting,” she says.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Once the men’s service concluded, a female WOW activist stepped into the men’s section, grabbed the Torah and took it into the women’s section.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Second-generation survivors “exhibit greater preoccupation with the Iranian nuclear threat” than others in their peer group.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Introduced at Israeli Ben & Jerry’s shops and a handful of small stores less than a month ago, the limited-edition flavor has been flying off the shelves.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Many Jews acknowledged they leave home while their Sabbath candles are burning and their hot plates are on.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Formerly hotels that included “references to gentile holidays” could lose their kosher food licenses.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The fact that women in the Haredi sect are running at all is historic and radical for a community where politics — and decision-making — are traditionally left to the menfolk.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Wednesday’s attack occurred on the 21st anniversary of the shooting spree by Baruch Goldstein that left 29 Muslim worshippers dead.
(RNS) On Jan. 18, 1945, during the final stages of the war, Shalom Lindenbaum and his father were among 1,500 surviving prisoners sent on a death march into the forest, starving and freezing.